Origin of exaggeration
Examples from the Web for exaggeration
And this big box that encloses him is only an exaggeration of his regular nerd-dandy clothes.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No exaggeration, Ronaldo is one of the two best footballers in the world.Why It’s Still OK to Hate Sexy Bastard Cristiano Ronaldo After He Saved Team USA|Emily Shire|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exaggeration and hyperbole are constant campaign companions, as useful and expected as hammers and saws on a construction site.
It is no exaggeration to say that the way society deals with drugs is shifting more quickly than ever before.
Wolf is about the American Dream gone haywire, so exaggeration is the name of the game.From ‘American Hustle’ to ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Why Is Hollywood Hooked On Embellishing the Truth?|Marina Watts, Marlow Stern|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, don't go away fancying there's any exaggeration in that study.The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century|John Ruskin
Kentucky is, without the least exaggeration, one of the finest districts on the face of the earth.The Americans as They Are|Charles Sealsfield
So in passing to the West, Eastern ideas and Eastern exaggeration, misconstrued, became caricature.Of Six Medival Women|Alice Kemp-Welch
It would be an exaggeration to assert that all the princes of Italy were of this sort.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
The language of passion and exaggeration may silence that of sober reason in other places, it has not done it here.
Word Origin and History for exaggeration
1560s, from Latin exaggerationem (nominative exaggeratio), noun of action from past participle stem of exaggerare (see exaggerate).